Book Reviews of The Detective and Mr. Dickens: Being an Account of the Macbeth Murders and the Strange Events Surrounding Them

The Detective and Mr. Dickens: Being an Account of the Macbeth Murders and the Strange Events Surrounding Them
The Detective and Mr Dickens Being an Account of the Macbeth Murders and the Strange Events Surrounding Them
Author: William J. Palmer
ISBN-13: 9780345374714
ISBN-10: 0345374711
Publication Date: 9/23/1992
Pages: 295
Rating:
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3.4 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Detective and Mr. Dickens: Being an Account of the Macbeth Murders and the Strange Events Surrounding Them on + 26 more book reviews
This turned out to be a much better read than originally anticipated. It does not read like "a secret Victorian journal", upon which the novel purportedly is based. Instead, it is a carefully crafted and well written novel that easily captures one's attention and holds it throughout. Except for one "out of character" revelation by one character to another about a third character, the book holds together quite well. Of course, it's not great literature and it doesn't shed light on either Wilkie Collins or Charles Dickens, but it is a fun read by an author who obviously knows a bit about the time period of which he writes.
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Good mystery with believable look at 19th century London.